A budget surplus in Minnesota means there’s more money for agriculture. House Agriculture Committee Chair Mike Sundin says it’s not much, but an $11.5 million boost for the first year of the budget can do something, like increase the biofuels investment. “It’s nice to produce all of the biofuels, but it has to be sold and distributed. That’s part of the puzzle.” There will be federal COVID relief available for Minnesota and Sundin thinks the Legislature will get to decide how that money is spent during this current session. “There are deadlines of when the money is delivered and it takes time for the Legislature to allocate it. If we don’t, the governor gets to do it. I think the state lawmakers are fully equipped to make the decisions for all of Minnesota.”
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